Sending files back and forth between costing, procurement and suppliers. Procurement wondering why costing has not sent a particular construction specialist an invitation to tender. Phoning around just before the deadline to find out why no quotes have been received yet. These are but a few of the problems that Croonwolter&dros was confronted with before the company started working with 12Build. “Every department can now see in Matchmaker where we stand. And that saves us a lot of time.”
The costing department sent out invitations to tender to three of its regular construction specialists and the procurement department then did the same to three others. We all had our own preferences and these were often not the same. Mathieu: “The procurement department thought A, the costing department thought B and ultimately we chose C. We would be wearing out the soles of our shoes trudging between costing and procurement.” Ronald: “We would get a last-minute call from the procurement department expressing their surprise at still not having received any quotes and asking us to see what the hold-up was. They did the same with their ‘own’ construction specialists, which meant that we would all be spending even more time on the tender process.”
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